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  1. Where did you get those 1/100 Air Fighters Collection models?
  2. How about if the next Macross series went the Gundam Build Fighters route? - a show that blatently says "we just want to sell Valkyrie toys".
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    Tomytec Gimix 1:144 VF-1

    I loved Tomytec's Gimix llne. Both the Macross kits and real-life aircraft kits were simply stunning. I could tell that a lot of thought went into these kits and nothing seemed half-a$$ed. It's just a shame that the kits didn't sell. Yeah, they were on the expensive side, but I felt the kits were well worth the cost. That said, I think Tomytec might have wasted resources on the battroid and gerwalk modes. When it comes to Macross models, fighter mode is where it's at. From what I can tell, it seems like many of the left overs are battroid kits or those expensive two-in-one battroid/fighter combo kits.
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    Tomytec Gimix 1:144 VF-1

    Yes, it died. Supposedly, the Macross models completely bombed.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    And this what the carrier destroyer might look like once converted for F-35B use. Kinda reminds me of RN's former Invincible-class carriers.
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    Ace Combat 7

    I've never used a HOTAS flight stick. How does one control the rudder on those things?
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    No, it would still be the F-15. The latest variants of the F-15 come with the APG-82 AESA radar which is far superior to the Su-35's Irbis-E PESA radar. Plus the recent F-15X concept promises a bear loadout of up to 22 missiles. F-15s are far more reliable too. And that's before we get into the whole compatibility issue with the Sukhoi plane.
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    Diecast Aircraft Collectors

    Probably the easiest to get right now would be the Hobby Master Spitfire in 1/48 scale. You can check out the entire lineup here : http://hobbymastercollector.com/1-48Spitfire.html Some of them are long OOP. However, a new Mk.V Spitfire is due to be released in January. You can pre-order it here: https://www.flyingmule.com/products/HM-HA7850 or here: http://www.aikensairplanes.com/spitfire-mk-v-raf-no-303-polish-sqn-en951-jan-zumbach-raf/ Hobby Master diecast models are generally pretty good for the price. Other alternative is the old Franklin Mint Armour models (also in 1/48 scale). Don't know the quality of those models though.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    There actually was one. Back when the B-52s were brand new! Starring Natalie Wood and Karl Malden
  10. The mold is utilized by various different brands so it can be hard to say exactly what name it falls under. But, the first of these 1/100 models came under the Amercom brand name.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I think it's the most popular in terms of desiredness by Macross fans. Most can be confident that the VF-1 will be the very first release or eventual release in any Macross toy line. But the VF-4 is one of those Valks where it's iffy whether a manufacturer will do it. Plus, for Macross fans, it probably ranks up there as one of Kawamori's finest designs.
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    Hi-Metal R

    A hint to the next release? SNN Valkyrie!
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    The problem with choosing anything other than the F-35 is that, Canada would face the possibility of losing the workshare on the F-35 production. That and losing half a billion Canadian dollars they already pumped into the program and get nothing in return. That said, if Canada picks the Gripen, I would love it as it would bring something different to the airshows (when they come down south). :)
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    That's simply not true. https://theaviationist.com/2016/03/01/heres-what-ive-learned-so-far-dogfighting-in-the-f-35-a-jsf-pilot-first-hand-account/ https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/operational-assessment-the-f-35a-argues-full-program-procurement-and-concurrent?aliId=1895829143#_ftn10